Petite Forte

Photo by Isaac Pennock

Photo by Isaac Pennock

This large tugboat was built in 1969 by Cochrane & Sons in Selby, England as the E. Bronson Ingram. In 1972 she was renamed Jaramac 42. The following year, she was sold to United Towing and renamed Scotsman. Arabian Bulk Trade Limited acquired the tug in 1981 and renamed her Al Battal. In 1986 she was purchased by Great Lakes & International Towing & Salvage of Burlington, Ontario and renamed Petite Forte. She was put on long-term charter to St. Marys Cement of Toronto, and continues to work for them.

Petite Forte pushes the barge St. Marys Cement, typically carrying cement out of Bowmanville and unloading in Toronto, Cleveland, or Toledo.

  • Type: Twin Screw Tugboat
  • Year Built: 1969
  • Builder: Cochrane & Sons Ltd., Selby, England
  • Engines: 2 Ruston 8ATC
  • Horsepower: 4,200 bhp
  • Length: 127′ 00″
  • Breadth: 32′ 00″
  • Depth: 14′ 06″
  • Port of Registry: Hamilton, ON
Scott Best

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Isaac Pennock

Isaac Pennock

Isaac Pennock

Isaac Pennock

Isaac Pennock

Isaac Pennock

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